Ammotragus lervia ornata (I. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1827:264)

Egyptian Barbary sheep



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Rediscovered in 1997





Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, I. (1827). Le Mouflon it manchettes. Pp. 264-268, in Dictionnaire classique d'histoire naturelle, 2nd ed. (J. B. G. M. Bory de Saint-Vincent, ed.). Mus. Nat. Hist., Paris.

Other references:

Gray, Gary G. and Simpson, C. David. (1980). Ammotragus lervia. Mammalian Species 144: 1-7, 3 figs.

Manlius, Nicolas et al. (2003). Decline of the Barbary sheep (Ammotragus lervia) in Egypt during the 20th century: literature review and recent observations. Journal of Zoology 259(4): 403-409. [Abstract]

Wacher, Tim, el Din, Sherif Baha, Mikhail, Gabriel and el Din, Mindy Baha. (2002). New observations of the ‘extinct’ Barbary sheep Ammotragus lervia ornata in Egypt. Oryx 36(3): 301-304. [Abstract]


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